Lee Basketball loses to Howard College

Kyle Nickell
Contributor | Cooper Sports Network

LEWISVILLE – Howard College rolled to a 91-52 win over Lee College at Lewisville High School on Saturday as they moved to a 3-0 record on the young season. Paced by back to back three pointers by Diamond Onwuka, the Hawks jumped out to a 20-2 lead in the first 9 minutes of the game. A J’Von McCormick free throw finally ended the run at the 10:51 mark of the first, but Howard would extend the lead to 32-10 on another three from Onwuka. The Hawks would grow the lead to 37-10 on a three pointer bt Jack Pafenkopf, the largest lead of the half. Lee would end the half on a 6-2 mini run, capped by a jumper from Emerson Potts-Broughton with 5 seconds left in the half to head to halftime trailing by 23. Howard started the second half on a 7-0 spurt ending with a three point play by Garrick Green to leave the Hawks up 46-16. Lee answered with a 15-4 run and a deep three from Shawn Montague would slice the deficit to 50-31. But Howard would re-assert control of the game on a 16-6 binge, with a three pointer by Jake Hutchings leaving the score at 66-36. A Hutchings three point play would push the Howard lead to 73-46 with 4:10 left in the game, and the Hawks would roll from there. Howard’s balanced offense was lead in scoring by Jeremy Hayes and Hutchings 12 and 11 apiece from Garrick Green and Shawn Chandler. The Rebels got 14 each from Montague and Collin Means with Eze Santiago scoring 10. The Rebels fall to 0-3 on the young season. Lee College will return to Baytown for their home opener against Lone Star College-Kingwood on Wednesday night. That game will tip at 7 pm, with the pregame show starting at 6:30 pm on the Cooper Sports Network.

Game Stats

Howard (3-0)                                      39        52        –           91       

Lee College (0-3)                              16        36        –           52

 

POINTS – Howard – Jeremy Hayes 12, Jake Hutchings 12, Garrick Green 11, Shawn Chandler 11, Jack Pagenkopf 9, Diamond Onwuka 9, Derrick Green 7, RicQuall Smoot 6, Andrija Blatancic 5, Amari McCray 4, Andre Ferguson 3, Kaan Tari 2; Lee College – Collin Means 14, Shawn Montague 14, Ezeoha Santiago 10, Darius Hicks 4, Emerson Potts-Broughton 4, Sebit Reath 3, Will Sessoms 2, J’Von McCormick 1

REBOUNDS – Howard 45 (15 offensive) – G. Green 7, Smoot 6; Lee College 31 (11 offensive) – Potts-Broughton 4, Montague 4

ASSISTS – Howard 19 (Ferguson 4); Lee College 7 (McCormick 3)

THREE POINTERS – Howard 6-17 (Hayes 0-3, Ferguson 1-2, D. Green 0-2, Pagenkopf 1-3, Onwuka 3-4, G. Green 0-1, Hutchings 1-2); Lee College 7-21 (Lolio 0-1, Montague 1-2, Santiago 2-6, Potts-Broughton 0-2, Means 4-10)

FREE THROWS – Howard 21-33 (Hayes 6-6, Blatancic 1-1, D. Green 3-6, Onwuka 0-3, Chandler 3-7, G. Green 3-3, Hutchings 3-3, Smoot 2-4); San Jacinto 10-14 (Kirksey 1-2, Duffy 5-7, Davis 1-2, Mohammed 3-3)

TURNOVERS – Howard 15, Lee College 22         

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